On This Weeks Garden Podcast:
Peter Donegan chats with Malcom Dickson, Chairman of The Herb Society UK.
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The Herb Society UK:
The Herb Society is an educational charity dedicated to encouraging the appreciation and use of herbs. It was founded in 1927 by medical herbalist, Hilda Leyel, with the aim of supporting the practice of herbal medicine in Britain.
Today it aims to increase the understanding and use of herbs for health and well being, bring together all those with an interest in herbs, from the amateur to the professional and to provide a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
Membership of the Society is by subscription and there are currently approximately 1,000 members.
Malcom Dickson, Hooksgreen Herbs:
It was in 1994 having spent more than 20 years in Industry that Malcolm Dickson decided to start a small horticultural nursery on the 4 acres at Hooksgreen Farm where the family had moved in 1988.
In 2010 Thomas created some large Island displays and his hard work has been rewarded with an RHS Gold medal at BBC Gardeners World Live at the NEC Birmingham and in the Growing Tastes Marquee at Hampton Court Flower show. In 2011 Hooksgreen Herbs attended Chelsea Flower Show and in 2014 were awarded an RHS Chelsea Gold medal for “Peter Rabbit’s Herb Garden” in conjunction with The World of Beatrix Potter form Windermere, Cumbria.
Malcolm has been a Trustee of the Herb Society for more than 10 years and gives talks to interested groups. With a flourishing mail order through their website Hooksgreen Herbs goes from strength to strength.